Nickelblock: An element's love-hate relationship with battery electrodes
Anyone who owns an electronic device knows that lithium ion batteries could work better and last longer. Now, scientists examining battery materials on the nano-scale reveal how nickel forms a physical barrier ...
Toyota shows off all solid state lithium superionic conductor based prototype battery
No-battery lantern uses water and salt for light
LG Chem cable batteries may reshape mobile designs
Independent control of ionic and electronic conductivity research
(Phys.org) -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have discovered a new method to control the conductivity of materials that could eventually apply to fuel cells, batteries and gas sensors.
Bendable battery and LED make up the first functional all-flexible electronic system
Toughened silicon sponges may make tenacious batteries
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Rice University and Lockheed Martin reported this month that they've found a way to make multiple high-performance anodes from a single silicon wafer. The process uses simple silicon ...
A cleaner, faster battery
A team of Stanford and Canadian Light Source researchers have developed an ultrafast rechargeable battery from non-toxic materials.
Power-generating knee strap hints at end for batteries
Battery-powered devices could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a group of UK researchers who have created a novel energy harvester to power some of the latest wearable gadgets.
2013 Chevrolet Volt boosts EV range to 38 miles
The all-electric vehicle range of the 2013 Chevrolet Volt will be 38 miles on a single charge, providing owners with a three-mile EV range increase from the 2012 model. The miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) ...
Polarized X-ray scattering technique reveals structure of printable electronics
(Phys.org) -- An innovative X-ray technique has given North Carolina State University researchers and their collaborators new insight into how organic polymers can be used in printable electronics such as transistors and ...
Sulfur in every pore: Improved batteries with carbon nanoparticles
From smartphones to e-bikes, the number of mobile electronic devices is steadily growing around the world. As a result, there is an increased need for batteries that are small and light, yet powerful. As the ...
Charging up the auto industry
This year's iconic North American International Auto Show featured a wave of new hybrid and electric cars that suggest the vehicles have truly come into their own. But what's the future for the technology needed to power ...
Nanostructured electrodes for rechargeable sodium-Ion batteries
Highly efficient 3V cathodes for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries have been developed by users from Argonne National Laboratory's Materials Science, Chemical Sciences & Engineering, and X-ray Sciences Divisions, ...